Things that help me out

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Keeping the diaper bag by the door and always ready to go (this makes the leaving process easier).

Keeping the diaper bag by the door and always ready to go (this makes the leaving process easier).

Tons of cheap rags in a child accessible drawer.

Tons of cheap rags in a child accessible drawer.

Keeping diapers and wipes in the room you spend the most time in (because you won't want to carry a poopy child up the stairs to the fancy changing table).

Keeping diapers and wipes in the room you spend the most time in (because you won’t want to carry a poopy child up the stairs to the fancy changing table).

Since my kids spit up a lot, we keep burp rags in our main living space for easy access (this is about 1/3 of what we usually keep there).

Since my kids spit up a lot, we keep burp rags in our main living space for easy access (this is about 1/3 of what we usually keep there).

Keep shoes in a basket by the door.  This keeps the shoe clutter under control.  The kids can easily get their shoes and it makes for easy clean up.  And when we get too many shoes in there we go through and put the "special" shoes away.  This saves me the time of tracking shoes.

Keep shoes in a basket by the door. This keeps the shoe clutter under control. The kids can easily get their shoes and it makes for easy clean up. And when we get too many shoes in there we go through and put the “special” shoes away. This saves me the time of tracking shoes.

I have picked up on a few things some of my favorite moms do and have modified others suggestions to work with our family.  But these things make my life easier!

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